We need to protect our neighborhoods and parks by enforcing our laws. There is way too much petty crime happening all over the city.
We also need to have a plan for the homeless in Shoreline. After consulting many, I favor zero-tolerance policies that have made a big difference in Arlington & Marysville.
We need to have intelligent development. Most of the 5-8 story buildings should be within a ½ mile radius of light rail stations (Sound Transit specs). This would solve a lot of current traffic problems that are only going to be getting worse.
Brad & Kim Lancaster
Jim & Rae Allen
Woody & Ilene Hertzog
Jeri & Andrew Drager
Glen & Linda Halverson
Gail & Jerry Dugan
Cliff & June Spingler
With Local Support from:
As you can see from this chart, Shoreline is currently headed for a budget nightmare.
Residents I've spoken with have made it clear that they already feel a heavy tax burden & without a change in direction, the city will have to raise taxes even more.
While other candidates have lists of projects they are excited to introduce (like an expensive sidewalk replacement city-wide), my plan is to reduce needless spending.
If elected I'll stand up for you every day, cutting pet projects & increasing efficiency to slim down our city budget. Shoreline could be doing a lot more to make your tax dollars go further, accomplishing that will be a top priority of mine.
This doesn't mean reduction in services: there is a lot more we could be doing with departments & budgets already in place. My goal is to make sure that your tax dollars serve YOU, in an actual sense.
Douglas Woods - President, Shoreline / Lake Forest Park Senior Center
John Sims - Owner, The Frank Lumber Store
Jeff Hill - Owner, North City Lumber